Jordan Moore didn’t know exactly know what to expect when he moved from Dundee United to Limerick FC but, whichever way you look at it, the Scottish striker has returned home with some stories to tell.
Cows wandering aimlessly around supermarkets, horses tied en masse to lampposts and even a run-in with the local ghost – Moore claims he witnessed it all in his time in Bruff, which he calls “the weirdest village ever.”
Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Moore detailed (at length) his experiences while playing for the Airtricity League First Division outfit.
I stayed in a place called Bruff. The locals would jump on the backs of horses and just ride along. There were more horses than cars. It was crazy. A good laugh...but a bit dodgy. On every second lamppost there is a horse tied against it. There must be 20 horses in every street. Where I stayed it was crazy. But if you tried to cut the horses loose then they would kill you - supposedly.
One day, the police came and moved all the horses away.
The next day, the guys who owned the horses, put their cows in the shops, Spars and supermarkets, for revenge.
The police gave them all the horses back and told them to watch what they were doing.
That’s all well and good, you might think, but things took a turn for the worse when Moore started getting unwelcome visits from a dead nun.
The club put me up in an old convent, which was kind of a hostel. The front garden was a graveyard. I just had a room in an old chapel and it was scary at night because of all the ghost stories. A nun had committed suicide in my room and the gravestone in the garden was overturned.
One of the things it said on it was ‘room 106’ and that was my room. I heard stuff all the time. There was the sound of scraping on the walls inside the room every night. I swear this is true. Eventually I decided enough was enough and left.
Elsewhere in his convent accommodation, Moore saw someone who claimed to be in the IRA and another person who would “go in and look like a different person when he came out”.
And then there was the time he saw the “20 Chinese kids who arrived from nowhere.”
Moore’s time in Bruff didn’t last very long and he returned home recently after not being paid on time by his club but he’ll never forget the Twin Peaks-style experience he had with Limerick FC.
They wanted me to stay for the rest of the season but it is all a lot more sane over here.